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Universal Basic Income


A minimum framework

April 06, 2019 12:21 am

For now, NYAY scheme presented by the Congress is bare bones. A lower target minimum income and a smaller transfer amount could make it viable

Election Commission asks Niti VC Rajiv Kumar to explain his comments on Congress' Nyay

March 27, 2019 11:01 am

“Rajiv Kumar is a public servant and ideally should not have made such a statement which is seen as working to the BJP’s advantage. His comments have been sought,” said a source.

India has highest number of poor despite 27 crore moving out of poverty in 10 years: report

March 27, 2019 8:33 am

In India, poverty reduction among children, the poorest states, Scheduled Tribes, and Muslims was fastest, the report says.

There is a way to deliver a minimum income guarantee — but Congress hasn’t found it

March 27, 2019 9:00 am

Instead of embarking on a massive administrative exercise with uncertain benefits, it is possible to think of another combination of public interventions that would actually ensure minimum income to a much larger proportion of the population.

Not so basic

March 27, 2019 12:45 am

Inequality deepens faultlines, but a handout, framed as rich versus poor, is hardly the answer

UBI: Bluff... Congress has history of swindling people in name of poverty alleviation, says Jaitley

March 26, 2019 7:19 am

Arun Jaitley called the promise an “eyewash” and said the Congress is in the habit of “giving promises” to the poor to win elections but has never provided resources for it.

Few details, Rs 3.6 lakh crore-question: Will Rahul Gandhi's minimum income scheme be a top-up or subsidy tweak?

March 26, 2019 10:24 am

According to the Central Statistics Office, there were 24.95 crore households in India in 2011. If every household in the bottom 20 per cent is eligible for this income, this translates into a total expenditure of about Rs 3.6 lakh crore annually.

Minimum Rs 6000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest: Congress pollitics

March 26, 2019 5:25 am

After a meeting of the Congress Working Committee which approved the draft manifesto, Rahul said the Nyunatam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme was a “ground breaking idea’ and would mark the beginning of the final assault on poverty.

‘We thought this project would last forever’, says MP villager on pilot project by SEWA

February 03, 2019 12:45 am

In 2011, nine villages in Madhya Pradesh were made part of a pilot study, where villagers were given a basic, assured sum for close to 18 months. While some say it changed their lives forever, others say they worried a little less over basic needs, even if briefly

Amartya Sen: Granting basic income to all may lead to more privatisation

January 14, 2019 1:30 pm

"People in a market-driven economy will spend more on private education and healthcare if their income is increased if the state grants them an amount as a minimum income,” Amartya Sen said.